Apple iPad International launch to be delayed by one month

It might be a good time to start looking at some of the options suggested in our earlier article on ways to get an iPad if you are outside the US. Apple have just announced that the official launch of the iPad is being pushed back until the end of May. Previously it was to happen at the end of … Read More

‘Opera Mini’ for iPhone Breaks into Apple’s App Store

Much has been made of the closed nature of Apple’s App Store. No other current application ecosystem defines the development environment that must be used, the terms under which an application is developed, and an approvals process that must be followed before an application can enter the environment. Apple fought a very bitter and intense fight with Google to keep … Read More

Ace Omicron iPhone, iPad Game Review. Asteroids on Steroids

Ace Omicron [rating: 4/5] If you are a retro gamer then you will remember the classic game Asteroids where you took control of four straight white lines that formed the shape of a space ship. Also on the screen were a plethora of other straight white lines joined together into the shape of asteroids and it was your task to … Read More

Heavy Gunner 3D for iPad. Game Review

Heavy Gunner 3D for iPad [rating: 5/5] A great game that plays even better on the iPad! Com2us have ported another of their quality titles to the iPad and this time it’s Heavy Gunner 3D for iPad. Back in February this year we reviewed and rated Heavy Gunner 3D when it was released for iPhone and iPod Touch. We commented … Read More

Google Gets in the Tablet Game. iPad Rival?

The New York Times reported today Google was hard at work on a tablet computer to rival the iPad. Although specifications were not released nor timelines or prices confirmed, the article did provide some interesting insight into a new front in the current war between Google and Apple. The real news in the item isn’t that Google is working on … Read More

Apple’s First Generation iPhone to be retired

At the iPhone OS 4.0 “Sneak Peek” the original iPhone was conspicuous by it’s lack of a mention. The 3G was mentioned, but only in terms of it’s version of iPhone OS 4.0 being unable to multi-task. Today Steve Jobs, who has been quite busy emailing from his own iPhone recently, replied to a customer enquiring about the future of … Read More

News roundup on all things ‘Apple, iPad and Touch’

Last week we skipped the Weekly round up, simply because there was so much going on in the world of iPhone’s and iPad’s and Apple generally. Did you miss it? What is interesting today as I review the last week is that a lot of the headlines are the same, or at least similar. The iPhone has been hacked again. … Read More

Sherlock Holmes Mysteries for iPad. Game Review

Sherlock Holmes Mysteries for iPad [rating: 4/5] An Entertaining Short Adventure Set in Olde London Town Much of the success in the world is not necessarily about how good something is but more about timing and so on the back of the recent release of the Hollywood version of Sherlock Holmes starring Robert Downey Jr. Warner Bros have released Sherlock … Read More

Thumpies XL iPad Game Review.

Thumpies XL [rating: 4.5/5] Thumpies XL adds Multi-player Fun to the Crazy Rhythm Game! I guess it’s not surprising that for every brand new app in the iPad App Store there appears to be 2 conversions from the iPhone/iPod Touch Store and Thumpies XL is one of the ones that is a conversion of it’s iPhone/iPod Touch counterpart. Back in … Read More

Homerun Battle 3D for iPad. Game review

Homerun Battle 3D for iPad [rating: 4/5] Back in June 2009 we reviewed a game that at the time was called Baseball Slugger (click here to read our original review), it is now called Homerun Battle 3D and it’s is now available in an iPad version. At the time we raved about it’s great graphics, intuitive controls and amazing online … Read More

iPhone developer agreement Section 3.3.1 and Apple’s Intentions

Much has been made about Section 3.3.1 of the new iPhone developer’s agreement: Applications may only use Documented APIs in the manner prescribed by Apple and must not use or call any private APIs. Applications must be originally written in Objective-C, C, C++, or JavaScript as executed by the iPhone OS WebKit engine, and only code written in C, C++, … Read More

iPhone OS 4.0 Jailbreak Confirmed (Video)

We reported yesterday that iPhone OS 4.0 had either been jailbroken already, or was on the verge of being jailbroken : [touchreviews.net] Well overnight iPhone Dev Team member MuscleNerd (@MuscleNerd) managed to complete the jailbreak, and released a video online of his exploits: In the video we can see a VNC server running on the new iPhone OS 4.0 Developer … Read More

Twitter acquires Tweetie: Renames it “Twitter for iPhone” makes it free

Tweetie were very late to update their app when the iPad was launched. Well, they didn’t actually launch one. That made a few people curious. Now we know why. Twitter has just bought Atebits, the company who makes Tweetie for the iPhone. Tweetie will now be renamed as “Twitter for iPhone”, and Tweetie’s author, Loren Brichter, will be joining the … Read More

iPhone OS 4 SDK Hints At Improved Hardware

We have the iPad and iPhone OS 4.0. The only major item of speculation left for this year is the new iPhone. It is widely expected new iPhone hardware will be introduced at the Apple Worldwide Developer’s Conference (WWDC) some time this summer. Thanks to some digging by MacRumors and TUAW it now appears a bit more of the new … Read More

iPhone OS 4.0 Initial analysis and Developers perspective

The next major iteration of Apple’s strongest facet in it’s increasing domination of the mobile marketplace is upon us, in the form of iPhone OS 4.0 Of course this is just a “sneak peak” of an OS which Apple promises boasts more than 100 new user features, and over 1500 new APIs for developers… Let’s take a look at the … Read More